Gold paint, searing lasers and one deadly hat— villains have attacked James Bond in a lot of ways over the years.
On Friday's Up to Date, our DVD Gurus will review fifty years of the spy's most fearsome foes. Whether he's going to Russia with love or making the moves on a shapely female double agent, James Bond always completes his mission.
Join us as we explore 007's legendary tussles with Goldfinger, Francisco Scaramanga, Hugo Drax and more and also take a look at his newest adventure: Skyfall.
Here are their picks for the films with the best villains:
The Man with the Golden Gun
A View to a Kill
Mitch Brian has written screenplays and teleplays for major Hollywood studios, television networks and independent producers. He co-created and wrote episodes for Batman: The Animated Series and co-wrote the NBC miniseries The '70s. He has written screenplays for directors Chris Columbus, Oliver Stone and Robert Schwentke, as well as producers Geena Davis, Mike Medavoy and Dino De Laurentiis. Brian directed the award-winning short film James Ellroy's Stay Clean as well asHang Ups and Rhubarb Pie. He contributed essays to Harper Collins' The Book of Lists: Horror, and teaches screen writing and film studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He writes for 435 South magazine.
When not commenting on cinema with Steve Kraske and Mitch Brian, Jason Heck is a film critic for the Kansas City Star as well as a part-time clerk at Hollywood at Home, Kansas City's oldest movie store. He enjoys windsurfing, backgammon, women who aren't afraid to cry, and finds traveling a breeze, as he's a licensed airplane pilot. His fantasy crushes include Famke Janssen, TV's Wonder Woman and Cate Blanchett. His favorite films include Lawrence of Arabia, Black Belt Jones, The Big Combo and Pee-wee's Big Adventure.